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#61 of 64 Old 10-08-2007, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by kmeyrick View Post
Sorry I got hotheaded, but parents have to understand, and write to their congressmen, that schools are caught between a rock and a hard place. If they don't take attendance and send these letters, they are negligent. If they do, they are rude, sanctimonious, and ignorant. .
Not only that, but they only get paid when a child is in school. Let's hear it for adequate school funding. Anyone? Anyone?
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Originally Posted by GuildJenn View Post
I just wonder if a letter like that really would infuence a parent who didn't care. To me, and I care, it starts to become so much "noise." Your sister's reaction kind of supports that bias that I have, that the letters don't work for anyone.
You're probably right. Those letters are too much for parents that care and not enough for parents that don't.
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I know that I can be incredibly pedantic & anal retentive about typos.....

But I seriously have to laugh when a school form letter has a glaring mistake. (assuming the OP cut & paste straight across, of course)

Originally Posted by sdm1024
Teachers are not expected to provide work to be completed over a vacation. However, copies of materials distributed to students during the period of absence will be set aside and saves. Families should consider reading, keeping a journal or creating a photo journal while on their trip.

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Originally Posted by Maggieinnh View Post
DH says, next time send the school/ principal a postcard from Disney World saying: "Wish you were here!"
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